You may know that one of the main reasons for the aging of our skin is the breakdown of collagen, the protein that holds skin cells together. Collagen can be taken from outside, in the form of topical creams or dietary supplements, but are they effective? Maybe not so much; collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the skin when applied from outside while in supplements, it may be broken down during digestion. Enter Sculptra, the injectable filler containing poly-L-lactic acid that works by stimulating the body to produce natural collagen! This ensures that the improvement is gradual and looks … Continue reading
As we head into Fall, it is time to take a fresh look at our skin care routines. And with September being National Skincare Awareness month, we have the perfect excuse to pay a little attention to our skin.Here are some helpful tips: Moisturize and hydrate: Apply a good quality moisturizer on your skin to protect it from external elements, and increase your liquid consumption to at least eight glasses of water a day.Sunscreen is not just for summer, it will protect your skin from UV rays throughout the year. It will help you ward off signs of premature aging … Continue reading
Wisdom is a quality all human beings love to possess. Who doesn’t like to be thought of as a wise man or woman? But if this wisdom appears on your face as rough and raised brown patches, forcing you to hide under layers of makeup, would you like it? We didn’t think so! This condition, known as Seborrheic keratosis, is caused by the thickening of the skin around the sebaceous (oil) glands. It is a common, non-cancerous skin condition that is also referred to as wisdom spots and age (maturity) spots as they are mostly seen in older people. They … Continue reading
Summer is a time when your skin and your nails, be they on fingers or toes, are on full display. You may love manicures and/or pedicures, but you must take some precautions before heading to your salon, to prevent catching any fungal, bacterial, or viral infections. Most nail salons follow strict hygiene guidelines, but look for the following when you visit one: Whether the nail technicians have the necessary experience and/or licenseWhether they wash their hands between clientsWhether the workstations and tools look clean. You can ask the staff how and how often the equipment is cleanedWhether the footbaths and … Continue reading
Summer is finally here! As you gear up to head out, be mindful of the harsh sun that can cause a range of skin issues. Two of the most common concerns are acne and heat rash. One of the most common problems during the summer is acne breakouts. When sweat combines with the oils and bacteria on your skin, it can lead to clogging of the skin’s pores and increased breakouts. To prevent this, always pat your sweat dry with a clean cloth or towel rather than wiping it off. Wash any sweaty clothing, hats, and headbands before wearing them. … Continue reading
Now that summer is here; it is important to be increasingly aware of sunscreen usage. Revisiting the basics and making the right choices to protect yourself from the harsh summer sun can go a long way in preventing premature skin aging and even skin cancer over the long term. The most important tip is to use a high SPF sunscreen. The higher the SPF up to 50, the better it is for you! In addition to a high SPF, it is also crucial for you to make sure it is broad spectrum. You must apply the right amount of sunscreen … Continue reading
Sweating is a process that is essential for the health and well-being of all human beings. It regulates body temperature, flushes out toxins and impurities from the body, and aids blood circulation. But if you are suffering from excessive sweating, you probably are not looking forward to summer. Excessive perspiring or hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that affects some people, resulting in overproduction of sweat, especially in the underarms, hands, and feet. A person with the condition could get drenched in sweat even with very little physical activity, especially during the warmer months.Although generally harmless, it is an uncomfortable and … Continue reading
Residents of San Diego are blessed with sunshine for most of the year, but for people in colder areas, the summer sunshine is most welcome. However, as you step out into the summer sun, do not forget your protective measures against the damaging UV rays that cause skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma are the three most common forms of skin cancer. The first is the most common type, affecting one in five Americans. Melanoma is the most dangerous. Early diagnosis goes a long way in successfully treating skin cancers. Check your skin regularly for anything … Continue reading
While you are getting your summer body ready, don’t you think your facial aesthetics should keep up with your sleek silhouette? Well, if you are worried about past sun damage, aging signs, dull complexion, or acne scars, you can put an end to this with simple non-invasive laser skincare treatments. One of the most popular treatments among patients is Clear & Brilliant. This non-ablative fractional laser helps stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen. There is little to no downtime associated with this treatment as it is non-surgical and non-invasive. This procedure jumpstarts the skin rejuvenation process, leading to improved … Continue reading
With the summer months around the corner, you are probably revamping your wardrobe and of course dreaming about the fun things you are going to do. As the temperature rises, it is also important for you to be aware of simple skin basics to make sure your skin is looking good and feeling healthy! Acne breakouts are common during the warm months. This is because when sweat mixes with the oils and bacteria on your skin, it can cause clogging of the skin pores. To prevent this, always blot sweat from the skin using a clean cloth or towel. Make … Continue reading
Meet Dr. Amanda LloydDR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS.
Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.
Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.
She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.Meet the Doctor